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THANK YOU! There really aren’t enough words to thank everyone who helped with the library’s carpeting project. All three floors are done! This project wouldn’t have happened without the help of staff, board members and volunteers. Thank you May Smith, Calla Canaday, Debbie Rose, Rose Kremers, Flo Collins, Cindy Linneman, Kristine Groh, Stuart Larson, Martha & Kenny Decker, Brooke Herren, Pacen Gifford, Chris Canaday, Kristol and Kassidy Miller, Brenda Phipps, Tammy Musfelt, Amber Keller and WWC Assistant Warden Decker, Captain Marak, Officer’s Schardt and Mendoza and Mr. Freeman from the WWC maintenance department and the state inmate workers. Thank you also to the Niobrara County Commissioners for approving this project to be funded through Consensus Funding.

Krispy Kreme’s are coming! A glazed dozen is $8 and mixed are $9 – call 334-3490 or stop by the library to place your order today! Delivery planned for Friday, May 8 at 7:30 a.m.

The 1986 PG rated film “The Mission” starring Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons will be shown on Monday, April 27 at 6 p.m. This Cannes Film Festival winner recounts the true story of two men – a man of the sword and a man of the cloth – both Jesuit missionaries who defied the colonial forces of mighty Spain and Portugal to save an Indian tribe from slavery in mid-18th-century South America. Mendoza is a slave trader and colonial imperialist who murdered his own brother and seeks penance for his sins by becoming a missionary at Father Gabriel’s mountaintop mission. A light meal will be available and Deane Tucker will facilitate discussion that will include WWC participants.

A new novel is “The Heroes’ Welcome” by Lousia Young. Six months have passed since the Armistice that ended the Great War but new battles face those who have survived. Riley Purefoy and his bride, Nadine, have their whole lives ahead of them but Riley’s injuries from the war have created awkward tensions. Peter and Julia Locke are facing their own trauma. Peter loses himself in drink to forget the horrors of war. Drawn together the two couples – haunted by loss, guilt and dark memories – contend with uncertainty, anger, and pain. Is love strong enough to help them all move forward?

Other new fiction books are “The Revenant: a novel of Revenge” by Michael Punke, “Anna’s Crossing” by Suzanne Woods Fisher, “World Gone By” by Dennis Lehane, “The Fire Sermon” by Francesca Haig, “Cuba Straits” by Randy Wayne White, “Someone is Watching” by Joy Fielding, “The Stranger” by Harlan Corben and “The Dead Play On” by Heather Graham. New titles for the young adult are “Broken Arrow” by John Wilson and “Coda” by Ted Staunton.

New nonfiction books are “Straw Bale Gardens Complete: Breakthrough Vegetable Gardening Methods” by Joel Karsten, “LaFosse & Alexander’s Dollar Origami” by Michael G. LaFosse, and “The Gluten-free Revolution: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know About Losing the Wheat, Reclaiming Your Health, and Eating Happily Ever After” by Jax Peters Lowell.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “Wedding Wings” by Kiki Thorpe, “The Jazzman’s Trumpet: a Kit Mystery” by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel and “Lost Boy” by Tim Green. A few new easy titles are “Click, Clack, Peep!” by Doreen Cronin, “I Don’t Want to Be a Frog” by Dev Petty and “The Farmer and the Clown” by Marla Frazee.

334-3274 is the Dial-A-Story number. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Dial in and hear an exciting story today!

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